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O'Neal, Green carry Warriors past Nets, 93-86

  • Article by: ANTONIO GONZALEZ
  • Associated Press
  • February 23, 2014 - 12:15 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jermaine O'Neal had season highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds, Stephen Curry banked in a big 3-pointer in the final minute to finish with 17 points, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Brooklyn Nets 93-86 on Saturday night for their third straight victory since the All-Star break.

With Andrew Bogut sidelined with a left shoulder injury and David Lee out with a stomach flu, O'Neal and Draymond Green more than filled the void in the absence of Golden State's frontcourt regulars. O'Neal shot 10 for 13 from the floor, and Green scored a career-best 18 points to go with 10 rebounds.

Deron Williams had 20 points and six assists, and Joe Johnson scored 15 points for a Nets team that struggled to shoot from 3-point range. Brooklyn made just 2 of 21 attempts from beyond the arc.

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